Comic-book fans who shopped at Star Clipper during its Loop days might remember Christina "Steenz" Stewart. She was your friend behind the counter who read everything that came out and was exceptionally enthusiastic about comics that told a different kind of story. After several months of hints, she and her creative partner Ivy Noelle Weir can finally celebrate the official debut of their own new and different comic book, Archival Quality
, written by Weir and drawn by Steenz. It's the story of Celeste Walden, a librarian who loses her beloved job (both Steenz and Weir are librarians) and ends up working as an archivist for the Logan Museum. Perhaps it's the building's strange, haunting atmosphere, perhaps it's a result of still pining for the library, but Cel begins to feel less connected to reality. And then she endures recurring dreams of a young woman who eventually asks for her help. Is this all this really happening, or is Cel losing her mind? Steenz will sign copies of her new comic today from 3 to 6 p.m. at Star Clipper (1319 Washington Avenue; www.fantasybooks.com
). Admission is free.